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beshrew

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verb be·shrew \bi-ˈshrü, bē-, especially Southern -ˈsrü\

Definition of beshrew

archaic

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  curse



Examples of beshrew in a sentence

  1. <I would beshrew anyone who is untrue to his word.>



14th Century

First Known Use of beshrew

14th century


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